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Tour Makers receive final training for Tour de Yorkshire

Next weekend some of the world's top cyclists will be taking part in the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire cycle race around the region. It follows on from the success of the Tour de France last year. More than a thousand volunteers will be helping with crowd control along the route as Emily Kerr reports.

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Hundreds compete in disability games

The Rotary District Disability Games are being held today in Scunthorpe with over 450 competitors taking part.

Competitors have travelled from across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to take part. Events include Boccia, wheelchair races, table tennis, shooting and swimming. The Rotary Disability Games is organised by Rotary District 1270 club to give adults with a disability the opportunity to take part in competitive sporting activities.

Uncertain future for North Ferriby Utd

It's reported that North Ferriby Utd could be forced into voluntary relegation just weeks after winning the FA Trophy. Defender Nathan Peat tweeted that the club was being relegated "one, maybe two leagues."

North Ferriby United celebrate their victory with the trophy Credit: PA

North Ferriby is owned by Steve and Eman Forster, the daughter and son-in-law of Hull City owner Assem Allam.

The club has issued a statement saying it is looking to "build on strong foundations going forward" but it did not address Peat's claims.

The last 2 years have seen an injection of over a quarter of a million pounds into North Ferriby United. This has undoubtedly led to the recent success that all involved in the club have enjoyed and experienced. This injection has allowed the focus at the club to be on the quality of its football and resulted in North Ferriby United being 2nd last year, in the Conference North League, narrowly missing out on automatic promotion to the Conference Premier and of course winning the F A Trophy at Wembley this year. An absolutely magnificent time and these achievements will be part of the club's history for ever.

However, the commerciality and fan base have not matched the success nor have they matched the above mentioned funding. The club is totally reliant on the continued injection of monies from Steve and Eman Forster, even after the success at Wembley.

With this realisation, the club’s only way forward for 2015/2016 is to trade within its own means and build on strong foundations going forward. The owners will endeavour to achieve this, in the hope that the recent success at Wembley and the high profile will encourage others to become involved with the club.

The Forsters have enjoyed their 2 years at North Ferriby United and will continue with the club until they can transfer to new owners. Contrary to comments already made there is no money being pulled out of the club, in fact the opposite is the case, more money has to be put in by the Forsters to ensure the club’s continued survival.

– Club statement from the owners

Olympic Boxing champion's stolen car found

Police investigating a burglary at Olympic Boxing Champion Nicola Adam's home have recovered her car this morning.

Olympic and Commonwealth medallist Nicola Adams Credit: Press Association

Adams and other family members were at home at the time but were not aware of the break-in. Burglars took two cars, training kit and valuable personal possessions.

The Leeds boxer's grey Hyundai Veloster Turbo was found at around 8.20am today parked in Sandringham Way in Alwoodley after a member of the public called the police to report it having been left there.

Unfortunately the boxing equipment and other items that were in the boot when it was stolen were no longer in the vehicle.

We would like to hear from anyone who saw the vehicle being left in Sandringham Way any time after it was stolen on Wednesday morning.

The silver Ford Focus TDCi, registration YH09DLU, that was also stolen in the burglary remains outstanding at this time. We would still like to hear from anyone who has seen that vehicle or who knows its current whereabouts."

– Det Constable Will Tsang, West Yorkshire Police

The gold medallist had been due to fight in the national championships this weekend but pulled out due to the burglary.

Football: Saturday's fixtures

Saturday's football fixtures Credit: Press Association

Premier League

Crystal Palace v Hull - kick off 15.00

Championship

Sheff Wed v Leeds - kick off 12:30

Huddersfield v Blackburn - kick off 15:00

Rotherham v Norwich - kick off 15:00

League 1

Bradford v Barnsley - kick off 15:00

Chesterfield v Bristol City - kick off 15:00

Leyton Orient v Sheff Utd - kick off 15:00

Notts County v Doncaster - kick off 15:00

Scunthorpe v Gillingham - kick off 15:00

League 2

Mansfield v Portsmouth - kick off 15:00

York v Newport - kick off 15:00

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Charity single to raise cash for the Bradford Burns Unit

A special charity single is set to be released next week to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Bradford City Fire Disaster and to raise funds for the Bradford Burns Unit, which was founded in the wake of the tragedy.

The song - Everywhere We Go - is the brainchild of City's orthopaedic surgeon Steve Bollen, who plays with a Harrogate-based band 'Never 2 Late'.

The single includes radio commentary from the Bantams' memorable FA Cup run this season, with the chorus sung by the crowd and recorded at last month's League 1 match against Fleetwood Town at Valley Parade.

The song - which also features members of City's first team squad - will be played ahead of the Bantams' final home game of the season against Barnsley on Saturday, when there'll also be a minute's silence to remember the 56 fans who died in the tragedy on May 11, 1985.

It's due for full release on Tuesday 28th April, priced at just 99p, and it can be pre-ordered by clicking here.

Millers to appeal against points deduction

Rotherham United say they will appeal against a decision by the Football League to deduct three points from them for fielding an ineligible player.

Rotherham United FC are very disappointed by the decision to deduct 3 points for fielding a player who was ineligible purely because of an administrative error. It is our view that true sports fans want to see competitions settled on the pitch and not to have them affected by what happens in disciplinary proceedings. We await the reasoned judgement of the FDC and once we have received it we will issue our appeal after discussion with Jim Sturman QC. In the meantime we are confident that our team possesses the will and spirit to ensure that the points deduction is academic by securing our Championship status on the pitch. It would not be appropriate to make any further comment on this matter until after the appeal process has been concluded.

– Rotherham United official statement
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